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Upcoming software release: version 2.5 ASTM Quality Standards

This upgrade, V2.5, has been a long time coming! R18LabQMS is adding ASTM Quality Standards (QS) to the application to complement the current default standard, AASHTO R18. Until now, laboratories that have added ASTM QS have done so by adding custom sections within the quality manual tab. And while this has worked well for most, […]

Benefits of accreditation

In September’s post, we talked about the purpose of accreditation and common questions laboratories have concerning accreditation. This month we are going to highlight the benefits. During the busy season in the construction industry, it’s easy to brush off ‘non-essential’ activities like the management and maintenance of a quality management system, thinking, “I’ll catch up […]

Accreditation, purpose and common questions

Potential users of R18LabQMS who are new to the accreditation process have a lot of questions regarding the purpose and functionality of R18LabQMS, how to get started and much more. Let’s address some common questions that often go unanswered.  Basic Requirements for accreditation with the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) Establish and maintain a Quality Management […]